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Chris Carter

Vernon Christopher Carter

Positions: First Baseman, Designated Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 245 lb.

Born: December 18, 1986 in Redwood City, CA
High School: Sierra Vista HS (Las Vegas, NV)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 9, 2010 (Age 23.234, 17,415th in MLB history)   vs. SEA 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Brewers/Athletics 2010-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.5M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 3.159, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Sports Management Partners, previously: Dave Stewart [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 23 OAK AL 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 0 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 59 23 3 0 0 1 0 7/D
2011 24 OAK AL 15 46 44 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 .136 .174 .136 .310 -12 6 1 0 0 0 0 3/D
2012 25 OAK AL 67 260 218 38 52 12 0 16 39 0 0 39 83 .239 .350 .514 .864 139 112 4 0 0 3 1 3/D
2013 26 HOU AL 148 585 506 64 113 24 2 29 82 2 0 70 212 .223 .320 .451 .770 112 228 8 4 0 5 1 37D/9
2014 27 HOU AL 145 572 507 68 115 21 1 37 88 5 2 56 182 .227 .308 .491 .799 123 249 12 5 0 4 6 *D3/7
2015 28 HOU AL 129 460 391 50 78 17 0 24 64 1 2 57 151 .199 .307 .427 .734 103 167 5 6 0 5 1 *3/D
2016 29 MIL NL 124 500 426 63 95 24 1 30 71 2 1 59 160 .223 .322 .495 .817 112 211 15 7 0 8 0 *3/D
7 Yrs 652 2501 2162 293 472 99 4 139 351 11 5 290 829 .218 .314 .461 .774 111 996 48 22 0 26 9
162 Game Avg. 162 621 537 73 117 25 1 35 87 3 1 72 206 .218 .314 .461 .774 111 247 12 5 0 6 2
HOU (3 yrs) 422 1617 1404 182 306 62 3 90 234 8 4 183 545 .218 .312 .459 .771 113 644 25 15 0 14 8
OAK (3 yrs) 106 384 332 48 71 13 0 19 46 1 0 48 124 .214 .310 .425 .735 103 141 8 0 0 4 1
MIL (1 yr) 124 500 426 63 95 24 1 30 71 2 1 59 160 .223 .322 .495 .817 112 211 15 7 0 8 0
AL (6 yrs) 528 2001 1736 230 377 75 3 109 280 9 4 231 669 .217 .312 .452 .764 111 785 33 15 0 18 9
NL (1 yr) 124 500 426 63 95 24 1 30 71 2 1 59 160 .223 .322 .495 .817 112 211 15 7 0 8 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 23 OAK AL 24 78 -4 -0 -0 -4 -1 -10 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .457 .494 -0.3 -0.5 -3 7/D
2011 24 OAK AL 15 46 -7 -0 -0 0 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .442 .495 -0.7 -0.1 -6 3/D
2012 25 OAK AL 67 260 12 -0 -1 -5 -4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .503 .501 1.7 -1.0 17 3/D
2013 26 HOU AL 148 585 6 -2 -1 -9 -10 -16 -1.5 21 5 0.5 .488 .489 1.3 -1.9 14 $494,000 37D/9
2014 27 HOU AL 145 572 13 -1 -2 0 -12 -2 0.0 20 18 2.0 .498 .498 1.9 -1.2 18 $510,000 *D3/7
2015 28 HOU AL 129 460 -1 -2 -1 -6 -7 -16 -1.7 16 0 -0.1 .486 .489 0.6 -1.3 6 $4,175,000 *3/D
2016 29 MIL NL 124 500 7 -2 -2 -1 -7 -5 -0.6 16 12 1.0 .496 .497 1.1 -0.9 13 *3/D
7 Seasons 652 2501 26 -6 -7 -25 -42 -55 -5.5 89 33 3.1 .491 .494 5.6 -6.9 58 $5,179,000
HOU (3 yrs) 422 1617 18 -4 -4 -15 -30 -35 -3.2 58 23 2.4 .491 .492 3.8 -4.4 38 $5,179,000
OAK (3 yrs) 106 384 1 -0 -1 -9 -6 -16 -1.7 14 -1 -0.3 .484 .499 0.7 -1.6 8
MIL (1 yr) 124 500 7 -2 -2 -1 -7 -5 -0.6 16 12 1.0 .496 .497 1.1 -0.9 13

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 23 OAK AL 78 61 6 2.6 99 .213 .186 .259 .256 .327 .329 .406 .585 .733 59 .258 -4.2 -0.4 .517 .257 .143 1.5
2011 24 OAK AL 46 39 1 0.7 97 .250 .136 .256 .174 .321 .136 .405 .310 .726 -12 .030 -6.9 -0.7 .205 .045 .000
2012 25 OAK AL 260 173 41 6.4 94 .295 .239 .250 .350 .314 .514 .403 .864 .717 139 .645 12.8 1.2 .888 .454 .275 .0
2013 26 HOU AL 585 406 77 5.1 96 .311 .223 .255 .320 .320 .451 .404 .770 .723 112 .552 8.3 0.8 .758 .370 .227 3.7
2014 27 HOU AL 572 410 76 5.0 92 .267 .227 .254 .308 .316 .491 .391 .799 .708 123 .566 13.8 1.4 .771 .381 .264 8.8
2015 28 HOU AL 460 325 54 4.4 95 .244 .199 .251 .307 .313 .427 .406 .734 .719 103 .491 2.8 0.3 .716 .371 .228 1.9
2016 29 MIL NL 500 355 68 5.1 106 .266 .223 .262 .322 .332 .495 .429 .817 .761 112 .538 8.0 0.8 .801 .413 .272 3.8
7 Yrs 2501 1769 323 4.9 97 .273 .218 .255 .314 .320 .461 .406 .774 .726 111 .535 34.7 3.4 .754 .379 .242 20.4
162 Game Avg. 621 440 80 4.9 97 .273 .218 .255 .314 .320 .461 .406 .774 .726 111 .535 9 1 .754 .379 .242 5
HOU (3 yrs) 1617 1141 207 4.9 95 .276 .218 .254 .312 .317 .459 .400 .771 .717 113 .540 25.0 2.5 .751 .374 .241 14.7
OAK (3 yrs) 384 273 48 4.7 96 .269 .214 .253 .310 .317 .425 .404 .735 .721 103 .510 1.7 0.1 .706 .358 .211 1.9
MIL (1 yr) 500 355 68 5.1 106 .266 .223 .262 .322 .332 .495 .429 .817 .761 112 .538 8.0 0.8 .801 .413 .272 3.8
AL (6 yrs) 2001 1414 255 4.8 95 .275 .217 .254 .312 .317 .452 .401 .764 .717 111 .534 26.7 2.6 .742 .371 .235 16.6
NL (1 yr) 500 355 68 5.1 106 .266 .223 .262 .322 .332 .495 .429 .817 .761 112 .538 8.0 0.8 .801 .413 .272 3.8

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 28 HOU AL ALWC NYY W 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 HOU AL ALDS KCR L 5 17 17 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 .294 .294 .529 .824 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 20 17 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 7 .294 .400 .529 .929 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 17 17 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 .294 .294 .529 .824 9 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 23 OAK AL 78 3.9% 26.9% 9.0% 5.1% 31% 3.00 3.3 23.3 10.0 0.47 0.58 60% 16% 10.3% 15%
2011 24 OAK AL 46 0.0% 43.5% 4.4% 0.0% 0% 10.00 2.2 0.26 0.36 52% 29% 0.0% 16%
2012 25 OAK AL 260 6.2% 31.9% 15.0% 10.8% 54% 2.13 2.6 13.6 5.6 0.53 0.76 47% 17% 21.6% 18%
2013 26 HOU AL 585 5.0% 36.2% 12.0% 9.4% 49% 3.03 2.4 17.4 6.2 0.46 0.68 46% 25% 17.2% 18%
2014 27 HOU AL 572 6.5% 31.8% 9.8% 10.3% 51% 3.25 2.8 13.7 5.8 0.40 0.52 51% 25% 19.6% 20%
2015 28 HOU AL 460 5.2% 32.8% 12.4% 8.9% 53% 2.65 2.6 16.3 6.1 0.44 0.55 48% 25% 17.0% 17%
2016 29 MIL NL 500 6.0% 32.0% 11.8% 11.0% 58% 2.71 2.7 14.2 6.0 0.50 0.80 49% 28% 18.2% 10%
7 Yrs 2501 5.6% 33.2% 11.6% 9.7% 51% 2.86 2.6 15.6 6.2 0.45 0.63 49% 25% 17.8% 16%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.7% 8.0% 7.5% 33% 2.47 4.5 34.8 8.4 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.8% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 23 OAK AL -4.2 -0.4 80 -0.7 1.0 -1.7 1.06 -0.5 -0.2 -4.0 -0.4 0.95 -4.6 1
2011 24 OAK AL -6.9 -0.7 46 -0.7 0.3 -1.0 1.00 -0.7 0.1 -6.5 -0.7 0.86 -7.8 1.60 1
2012 25 OAK AL 12.8 1.2 265 1.2 5.1 -3.9 .99 1.0 0.2 15.2 1.5 0.97 15.9 2.16 4
2013 26 HOU AL 8.3 0.8 596 -0.4 10.4 -10.9 1.04 0.8 -1.3 8.9 0.9 0.96 12.1 1.36 3
2014 27 HOU AL 13.8 1.4 585 2.1 11.3 -9.2 .94 1.2 1.0 15.0 1.5 0.93 14.0 1.34 5
2015 28 HOU AL 0.6 0.1 473 -0.6 7.6 -8.2 .97 0.5 -1.1 4.5 0.5 0.91 7.0 0.87 12
2016 29 MIL NL 8.0 0.8 509 -0.1 9.7 -9.8 1.07 1.4 -1.5 -0.3 -0.0 1.01 11.0 1.34 3
7 Yrs 32.4 3.2 2554 0.8 45.5 -44.6 1.00 3.9 -3.0 32.9 3.3 0.95 47.6 1.22 29

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 23 OAK AL 0 0 29% 18 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 25% 3 3 0 2 0 2 3 2 0
2011 24 OAK AL 0 0 25% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 OAK AL 2 0 29% 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 32% 12 10 2 4 3 1 9 4 5
2013 26 HOU AL 1 0 22% 174 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 9 29% 19 14 5 7 6 1 12 6 5
2014 27 HOU AL 3 0 22% 159 5 2 71% 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 11 24% 25 23 2 2 1 1 15 8 7
2015 28 HOU AL 2 1 22% 131 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 27% 20 14 5 3 2 1 10 6 3
2016 29 MIL NL 3 0 25% 145 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 1 1 10 22% 21 18 3 5 5 0 11 6 5
7 Yrs 11 1 24% 727 11 5 69% 10 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 15 1 5 5 4 49 26% 102 84 17 23 17 6 60 32 25

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 23 OAK AL 78 32% 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 17 3 18% 5 3 60% 43 4 9% 2 2 100% 2 2 100% 0
2011 24 OAK AL 46 46% 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 10% 4 0 0% 21 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
2012 25 OAK AL 260 42% 52 3 0 4 1 1 2 2.16 16 0 4 11 5 5 11 0 0 0 46 4 9% 21 7 33% 158 23 15% 15 6 40% 4 2 50% 0
2013 26 HOU AL 585 30% 113 3 0 3 0 0 1 1.36 29 0 14 20 9 10 19 0 0 0 110 8 7% 52 8 15% 357 54 15% 32 19 59% 28 9 32% 0
2014 27 HOU AL 572 28% 115 6 0 5 0 0 0 1.34 37 2 11 27 10 21 16 0 0 0 112 12 11% 50 11 22% 330 53 16% 33 15 45% 19 6 32% 0
2015 28 HOU AL 460 41% 78 3 0 12 2 0 0 0.87 24 0 6 15 9 17 7 0 0 0 78 5 6% 35 9 26% 256 41 16% 26 13 50% 12 6 50% 0
2016 29 MIL NL 500 25% 95 8 0 3 1 0 1 1.34 30 0 15 20 10 21 9 0 0 0 118 15 13% 65 16 25% 350 43 12% 32 14 44% 22 10 45% 0
7 Yrs 2501 32% 472 23 0 29 4 1 4 1.22 139 2 51 96 43 75 64 0 0 0 491 48 10% 232 54 23% 1515 218 14% 141 69 49% 88 35 40% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 23 OAK AL 80 320 4.00 192 60.0% 21.4% 26.0% 26.6% 26.0% 78.6% 0.0% 47.2% 66.9% 33.8% 5.0% 4 0 15.0% 12 4 10.0% 8 6 5 16 23.8% 0 0 0
2011 24 OAK AL 46 204 4.43 138 67.6% 24.6% 33.3% 24.6% 17.4% 75.4% 0.0% 51.0% 55.8% 39.1% 2.2% 1 0 6.5% 3 2 10.9% 5 5 6 14 30.0% 0 0 0
2012 25 OAK AL 260 1106 4.25 653 59.1% 27.6% 25.3% 26.0% 21.1% 72.4% 0.2% 42.8% 65.1% 28.5% 6.9% 18 2 14.6% 38 15 11.2% 29 15 26 57 31.3% 0 0 0
2013 26 HOU AL 588 2464 4.19 1520 61.8% 27.1% 27.4% 25.9% 19.7% 72.9% 0.4% 45.0% 62.5% 27.0% 6.5% 38 4 13.3% 78 22 8.8% 52 31 59 153 27.8% 0 0 0
2014 27 HOU AL 574 2336 4.07 1459 63.0% 23.1% 28.3% 26.0% 22.5% 76.9% 2.4% 48.5% 63.2% 35.4% 6.1% 35 6 15.7% 90 33 8.4% 48 26 36 146 19.8% 0 0 0
2015 28 HOU AL 461 1964 4.26 1197 61.0% 24.6% 28.1% 26.7% 20.6% 75.4% 0.4% 46.0% 62.7% 37.3% 4.8% 22 2 15.2% 70 31 9.8% 45 22 34 117 22.5% 0 0 0
2016 29 MIL NL 501 2131 4.25 1259 59.1% 25.9% 28.0% 24.4% 21.8% 74.1% 0.0% 43.8% 62.3% 34.5% 5.6% 28 3 15.0% 75 26 12.2% 61 36 44 116 27.5% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2510 10525 4.19 6418 61.1% 25.3% 27.7% 25.8% 21.2% 74.7% 0.7% 45.7% 62.9% 32.9% 5.8% 146 17 14.6% 366 133 9.9% 248 141 210 619 25.3% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 63.8% 27.5% 16.0% 27.2% 29.3% 72.5% 1.4% 46.3% 77.9% 27.2% 4.6% 13.9% 8.4% 24.0%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 0 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 59 23 3 0 0 1 0
2011 24 39 124 114 10 19 1 0 3 7 1 0 9 41 .167 .226 .254 .480 32 29 4 0 0 1 0
2012 25 106 384 332 48 71 13 0 19 46 1 0 48 124 .214 .310 .425 .735 103 141 8 0 0 4 1
2013 26 254 969 838 112 184 37 2 48 128 3 0 118 336 .220 .316 .440 .756 108 369 16 4 0 9 2
2014 27 399 1541 1345 180 299 58 3 85 216 8 2 174 518 .222 .313 .459 .772 114 618 28 9 0 13 8
2015 28 528 2001 1736 230 377 75 3 109 280 9 4 231 669 .217 .312 .452 .764 111 785 33 15 0 18 9
2016 29 652 2501 2162 293 472 99 4 139 351 11 5 290 829 .218 .314 .461 .774 111 996 48 22 0 26 9

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 23 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 6 24
2011 24 15 46 44 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 .136 .174 .136 .310 1 15
2012 25 67 265 221 41 55 13 0 17 42 0 41 83 .249 .362 .538 .901 43 67
2013 26 148 591 510 68 117 25 2 30 87 2 72 212 .229 .327 .463 .789 77 148
2014 27 145 581 513 74 121 22 1 39 95 5 59 182 .236 .318 .511 .829 82 145
2015 28 129 464 394 54 81 18 0 25 69 1 59 151 .206 .315 .442 .756 54 129
2016 29 124 503 428 65 97 25 1 31 73 2 60 160 .227 .326 .507 .833 69 124
7 Yrs 652 2528 2180 312 490 104 4 145 373 11 300 829 .225 .321 .476 .797 332 652
162 Game Avg. 162 628 542 78 122 26 1 36 93 3 75 206 .225 .321 .476 .797 82 652



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2014 Aug 17th AL Player of the Week

Games Played s c a p y
2016 NL  124 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  37 (2nd)
2016 NL  30 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 AL  212 (1st)
2014 AL  182 (2nd)
2015 AL  151 (8th)
2016 NL  160 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2016 NL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2016 NL  15 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2013 AL  17.4 (10th)
2014 AL  13.7 (1st)
2016 NL  14.2 (3rd)

Outs Made s c a p y
2016 NL  355 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1536), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1751), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1663), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (305th), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.5 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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